Cllr Kay Cutts, Jess Fisher, Si Tew, Tommy Farmyard, Stuart Bruce (c) Neil Pledger, Inspire – Culture, Learning, Libraries
Senior Creative Producer Stuart Bruce recently attended the Inspire Awards, hosted by Nottinghamshire Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries, where Able Orchestra musician Jess Fisher was presented with the Creativity and Innovation Award. Jess is an emerging music leader in Able Orchestra and recently premiered a new musical instrument, Control One, developed by Si Tew.
Digit Music and Si Tew (creator of Control One) have been shortlisted for the Accessibility Award as part of the 2019 Tech4Good Awards. You can read more about how this new instrument works and support its development on their crowdfunding page.
Paddy Davies (far left) with the other finalists of the RSNO young composers competition.
We were also delighted to hear that Paddy Davies, who had taken part as a young composer in our Cumbria Calling II project with Manchester Camerata, won the RSNO young composers competition with his piece for percussion, Tri. Paddy took part in a residential weekend for young composers as part of Cumbria Calling, which led to him becoming a Young Rushworth Composer with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
Paddy said, “I wanted to compose a multi-percussion piece because I am a percussion player. My composition was inspired by Steve Reich, in three movements with jazz chord influences. I enjoyed explaining the composition to the players in the morning and hearing the other four compositions in the afternoon.”